Skip To Content
    Updated on May 14, 2020. Posted on May 10, 2020

    23 Delightfully Lazy Dinners That Start With Rotisserie Chicken

    Winner, winner, store bought chicken dinner.

    You can never have too many rotisserie chicken meals in your dinner rotation. And truthfully, you can use shredded rotisserie chicken in place of boneless skinless breasts in pretty much any recipe. So next time you go grocery shopping, grab a rotisserie bird and whip up some of these lazy yet delicious meals.

    1. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

    The Cozy Cook / Via

    Sub the boneless skinless chicken breasts for shredded rotisserie chicken and you've got a recipe that will get the whole family excited for dinner. Get the recipe for chicken parmesan casserole here.

    2. Thai Sweet Chicken Chili Bowls

    Closet Cooking / Via

    Using pre-cooked rotisserie chicken turns this into a 20-minute meal perfect for meal prepping. Get the recipe for Thai sweet chicken chili bowls here.

    Eat Yourself Skinny / Via

    If you have store-bought gnocchi and rotisserie chicken in your kitchen, you have tons of sophisticated-tasting recipes at your disposal. This one-skillet recipe requires minimal ingredients, but it tastes seriously fancy. Get the recipe for one-skillet sun dried tomato chicken and gnocchi here.

    4. Coconut Chicken Curry

    Taste and Tell Blog / Via

    Shredded chicken gets simmered in a mixture of stewed tomatoes, curry powder, coconut milk, brown sugar, and ginger. Serve it over your favorite grains with green onion and cilantro on top. Get the recipe for coconut chicken curry here.

    5. Easy Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

    A Family Feast / Via

    Start with tortillas and rotisserie chicken and add all of your favorite taco toppings. Looking for a way to make dinner fun for the family? Put out some ingredients like salsa, guac, lettuce, and chopped jalapeño into bowls for a DIY taco bar. Get the recipe for easy rotisserie chicken tacos here.

    6. BBQ Chicken Pizza

    Tastes Better From Scratch / Via

    Toss shredded chicken in your favorite barbecue sauce, add it on top of rolled pizza dough, lay on the mozzarella cheese, and pop it in the oven. Get the recipe for BBQ chicken pizza here.

    7. Rotisserie Chicken Nachos

    The addition of shredded chicken transforms nachos from a midday snack to a standalone meal. Get creative with all your favorite toppings. Get the recipe for rotisserie chicken nachos here.

    8. Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

    Amanda's Cookin / Via

    Rice, shredded chicken, frozen or fresh veggies, and a bottle of teriyaki sauce is all you need to whip up this quick yet satisfying dinner. Get the recipe for teriyaki chicken and rice here.

    9. Overnight Chicken Ramen Salad

    Good Cook / Via

    This crunchy salad gets even better the longer it sits in the homemade sesame-soy dressing, so prepare it a few hours before you want to eat or you can even let it rest in the refrigerator overnight. Get the recipe for overnight chicken ramen salad here.

    10. Chicken Marsala Baked Ziti

    Mantitlement / Via

    This crowd-pleasing dish is made with pasta, mushrooms, and shredded chicken, which are baked in a creamy wine sauce and topped with melty mozzarella and Parmesan. Get the recipe for chicken marsala baked ziti here.

    11. Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese

    Kitchen Swagger / Via

    There's no beating around the bush: this meal is just about as decadent as dinner can get. It's cooked in a single skillet, and the rich mac 'n' cheese gets a delightful spicy kick from some buffalo sauce. Get the recipe for buffalo chicken mac 'n' cheese here.

    12. One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowl

    Number 2 Pencil / Via

    You can easily use rotisserie chicken instead of uncooked chicken here. Just reduce the cooking time when you simmer it in chicken broth, canned tomatoes, and black beans. Get the recipe for one-pan chicken burrito bowl here.

    13. Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

    Craving California / Via

    Why ever reach for the canned stuff when you can make this homemade, heart-warming soup in a matter of minutes? Get the recipe for rotisserie chicken noodle soup here.

    14. Baked Avocado and Chicken Burritos

    A Latte Food / Via

    You can whip up this comforting recipe with five simple ingredients: large tortillas, shredded chicken, avocado, cheese, and sour cream. Get the recipe for baked avocado and chicken burritos here.

    15. Rotisserie Chicken Pho

    Forks n FLip Flops / Via http://ttps://

    This cheater's Vietnamese pho gets tons of flavor from a broth made with hoisin sauce, fish sauce, ginger, and garlic. Top it with a bunch of herbs and spices like cilantro, mint, basil, and jalapeño. Get the recipe for easy chicken pho here.

    16. Buffalo Rotisserie Chicken Calzone

    The Pure Taste / Via

    Take store bought pizza dough, rotisserie chicken, and buffalo sauce, all roll it all up to make these crispy-on-the-outside-gooey-on-the-inside calzones. Get the recipe for buffalo rotisserie chicken calzone here.

    17. 20-Minute Thai Chicken Curry Soup

    Salt and Lavender / Via

    This super flavorful broth is made with coconut milk, lime juice, Thai red curry paste, garlic, and ginger. If you don't have rice noodles, just use whatever pasta is in your pantry. Get the recipe for 20-minute Thai chicken curry soup here.

    18. Green Chicken Chili

    Simply Recipes / Via

    Canned green chiles, rotisserie chicken, white beans, canned corn, and chicken stock form the base of this hearty soup. Don't worry if you don't have every single spice and garnish on the ingredient list. You can make do with what's in your kitchen. Get the recipe for green chicken chili here.

    19. Quick and Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Evolving Table / Via

    You can make this no-cook meal in about 20 minutes flat. The majority of your time will be spent making the dressing — a sweet and tangy mixture of soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, and rice vinegar. Get the recipe for quick and easy chicken lettuce wraps here.

    20. Rotisserie Chicken Shawarma Pita Wrap

    Seasons and Suppers / Via

    The ingredient list may look intimidating, but this meal is deceptively easy to make. Heat the rotisserie chicken in butter and some spices like coriander, cumin, and turmeric. Place the chicken in pita bread and garnish with lettuce yogurt sauce, which can be made from scratch or store-bought. Get the recipe for rotisserie chicken shawarma pita wrap here.

    21. The Easiest Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

    Crazy For Crust / Via

    The chicken filling is made with just five ingredients plus a sprinkle of black pepper, and you can save even more time and effort if you use store-bought biscuit mix. Get the recipe for easiest chicken pot pie casserole here.

    22. Easy Jambalaya

    The Recipe Critic / Via

    Transport yourself to the BIg Easy with this Cajun-inspired dinner. Quick-cooking rice, frozen shrimp, andouille sausage, and shredded chicken are all tossed in a brothy tomato sauce and flavored with paprika, garlic, thyme, and onion powder. Get the recipe for easy jambalaya here.

    23. Easy Rotisserie Chicken Fried Rice

    Simply Delicious Food / Via

    Plan ahead and make a big batch of this fried rice for the leftovers. It tastes even better the next day. Get the recipe for easy rotisserie chicken fried rice here.